Paul Robinson reveals his solution to Christian Eriksen’s future at Tottenham

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that the club need to once and for all resolve Christian Eriksen’s uncertain future at the club.

The Dane is out of contract in North London at the end of the season and has already stated his desire to leave the club to seek a new challenge whilst admitting that he would welcome interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).

With Eriksen being able to talk to European clubs in January over a pre-contract deal which would see him leave the club as a free agent in the summer and put himself in a position of a lucrative personal situation when negotiating with his next employer.

Robinson has instead insisted that Spurs need to sell him to the highest bidder in January if he is unprepared to sign a new contract at the club.

Spurs were reported to have placed a valuation of more than £100m on the head of the 27-year-old during the summer, only for the playmaker to have remained at the Champions League finalists (The Times).

Robinson told Football Insider: “It’s got to a point with Eriksen that something is better than nothing.

“If you could have got £100million in the summer and you can only get £50million, £40million in January and he’s not going to sign a contract, I think it’s now come to a point where the situation has to go: ‘Right there’s a contract, are you going to sign it, yes or no? Okay, if you’re not we’re going to sell you and we have to sell you.’

“It’s that simple now.”

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  1. I think Eriksen has long since passed the point of anyone wanting him to stay at the club. His form since February has been relegation grade at best. As soon as I see his name on the team sheet I actually am gutted as it feels like we are going to play at best 10 vs 11 or in the case of Chelsea last season or Olympiakos this season 10 vs 12, because he’s seemingly deliberately turning over possession every single time he gets the ball.

    I was away with work for the Brighton game and could only follow the match on my phone, but at 72minutes in I could see we had only 1 shot in 72 minutes against Brighton compared to Brightons 10 shots in the same 72 minutes. Now what does that say about our playmaker? It was the same against Liverpool, I actually thought our remaining 10 players played well against Liverpool but once again Eriksen did nothing, he had nothing to do with our opening goal and other than one free kick cross that Alderweireld managed to connect with he did nothing.

    I don’t see the Eriksen situation as a player who has lost form for 9 months but as a player who has downed tools and is actively sabotaging the club that pays his wages to engineer a move away. There is nothing we can do about that except to drop him and get behind Poch to create a solution from Alli, Lamela and Lo Celso, which won’t be as creative as Eriksen at his best but will be more creative than the Eriksen we’ve seen for the past 9 months. The great players don’t down tools so let him go wherever he wants and be done with him. Im getting fed up of seeing his name on the team sheet and feeling like we’re playing with an arm tied behind our backs.


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